I am weev. I may be going to prison under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act tomorrow at my sentencing. AMA.
In June of 2010 there was a public AT&T webserver that had a URL for a public API with a number at the end of it. If you added one to this number you might see the next iPad 3G user email address. I aggregated a sample of this data and sent it to a journalist. I contend that I as an American have the right to profit from accessing a public webserver, adding one to a number and embarassing a large corporation.
Despite an email from AT&T stating the data was "published", "no security was bypassed" and "I don't think they [the feds] have a case", the feds disagreed. In November of 2012 I was found guilty of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the same law used against Matthew Keys, Aaron Swartz and Stephen Watt.
Tomorrow morning is my sentencing. The pre-sentencing report recommends around 4 years of prison time. I have been told by the government to "prepare to be processed" that very morning. I may go to prison tomorrow.
Ask me anything.
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